Illawarra police pursuit ends in arrest

An Austinmer man has been arrested after a police pursuit through the Illawarra on Tuesday night.
Nanjing Night Net

Wollongong police crime co-ordinator Senior Sergeant Lisa Westwood said officers were called to the Bellambi boat ramp around 9.15pm in response to a driving complaint.

Police say they found a37-year-old man from Austinmer behind the wheel of the car, whoallegedly refused to comply with police directions and drove off.

Sr Sgt Westwood said apursuit commenced, but was soon terminated due to dangerous driving by the alleged offender.

Police re-engaged the pursuit later in the evening, with at least three squad cars seen following a vehicle southbound on the Princes Motorway near Figtree around 11.30pm.

Thatchase was co-ordinated by Lake Illawarra police.

Sr Sgt Westwood said policeagain terminated the pursuitbut following investigations, a man was arrested on Wednesday morning.

He was charged with dangerous driving and a police pursuitand was set to face Port Kembla court on Wednesday.

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